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of the most important things of all. thanks for joining us. we'll see you next time. [applause] (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> good morning on this christmas. we are taking a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. the bay area is gearing up for another round of storms. we'll be checking in with anny who has a look at our forecast in just a few minutes. but first. it will be a white christmas in many states as powerful winter storms move across the country. that could lead to travel delays on the ground and in the air. ed payne has the story. >> the flight crews run out ins door road crews-ahead of the expected christmas storm appeared similar, in oklahoma, where the will rogers airport flights have been cancelled. mark clayton burke >> when we start clearing this, it is typically a rule crew o 9-12 people to live with the use a high- tech survey crew that makes sure that the ice is going to be safe. the mice can be difficult to teach. >> spring killed, missouri are preparing for the storm that could dump 8-inches. salt-truck is ex
to cleanup and a wall they have to fix. they boarded it up and they have a door people can use to get into the store. they are hoping to open today, they don't know, they are hoping the glass company will be here first thing to start talking about replacing this big panel. police say they suspect the car was stolen. they don't know it hasn't been reported stolen but that i seen cases like this before that is their suspicion. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 6:04. latest on the school tragedy in connecticut. students in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animal
that the weapons used were purchased by nancy between 2010 and 2012. she took adam to a firing range at least once. qrnor of connecticut has called for a moment of silence and for church bells to ring this coming friday morning at the exact time of the shootings. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> governor malloy is calling for houses of worship to ring their bells at the same he wants 26 chimes for the 26 victims, also calling for a nationwide moment of silence in friday at 6:30, one week after the shootings took place. >>> new this morning, in light of the connecticut tragedy, california teachers pension fund is reviewing investment with a private equity firm that controls the maker of the rifle used by the newtown gunman the retirement system had 3/4 of a billion dollars invested with the company bushmaster. others may follow suit. >>> the school tragedy in connecticut has reignited national debate on gun control, sales are soaring before congress passes any new restrictions. terry mcsweeney will have more on that coming up in a live report in 30 minutes. >>> abc7 news will continue to cover the tr
out there. nothing too heavy. it will be with us through the morning hours and giving away a partly cloudy mild breezy day. 50s and 60s more on that cold air in five minutes. >>> san francisco traffic looking pretty good approaching the 80 split. wet weather will make for a tricky commute on a monday. moving along and taking a look at the commute here on the toll plaza, metering lights on early. there is a delay past 880. now let's go back to the desk. >>> in developing news we begin with a scary story. a family was tied up and robbed in a home invasion in san francisco. it happened at 2:00 this morning in the sunset district a few blocks from the zoo. police tell us here that three masked men entered a home, tied people up, robbed them and ran off. fortunately we hear the victims were not hurt. now we are getting some more information right now. ktvu brian flores gathering the information. he's going to bring us an update in a few minutes. >>> on sunday the president and more than 2,000 people came together for memorial service to remember the victims and first responders of the de
us what police say they have led up to the violence. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. in the last half hour homicide investigators arrived here on the scene. right now they are on the backside of the building. starting to collect evidence. what we do know is that the stabbing happened while a party was going on at one of the businesses that you see right there. it's called the agency. just after 3:00 this morning police were called to the photography business on oakland road. officers say a party with about 30 minute was going when a fight broke out and a man got somebodied in his stomach. he was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly there after. >> we got several witnesses that are taking the police officer. >> musers says that were sever witness that left the scene while they arrived. one guest told us it was a graduation party. officers say the man who died was in his 30s. his identity is not been released yet. officers when we spoke with them, they were not sure if the actual stabbing happened inside the business or if it happened outside in the parki
your world in 90 seconds. >> a scathing new report about the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> an independent panel slams the state department. >> an independent review board says security was grossly inadequate and that leadership failures at the state department are to blame. >> secretary of state hillary clinton sent a letter to lawmakers saying she accepts all of the recommendations. >> today funerals will be held for four more victims of the tragedy in newtown including teacher victoria soto who tried to protect her children from adam lanza's wrath. >> is this tragedy a tipping point on the issue of gun control? >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> our plan "b" would protect american taxpayers who make $1 million or less. >> 13 days from the fiscal cliff. democrats saying plan "b" is doa. >> boehner's proposal will not pass the senate. >> huge winter storm stretching from colorado t
, december 19th. i'm dave clark. >> is it the 19th? yes it is. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's so cold it felt like tahoe. >> the day froze on me, steve. >> i understand. we do have a freeze warning out for the north bay. frost advisory elsewhere. temperatures are cold. let's get to them. 20s to the north. if there is even some in the santa cruz mountains it will be cool today but change in the weather is showing up. >>> good morning. southbound 680 traffic looks good as you drive past mission boulevard. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment house fire. janine de la vega is there. she's been there since 4:30 this morning. what is the very latest? >> reporter: the coroner is still here actually in the back of the apartment complex here on kiness drive. fire investigate evers are here on the scene trying to figure out how this fire started and who w
is down to nothing. >> they can't fly us out of here until monday. >> it's really wet and heavy. >> a monster winter storm plows through the midwest. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled. >> and the timing couldn't be worse. today is going to be the busiest travel day of the holiday season. we're like please don't cancel our flights. >> tens of thousands without power. >> winter weather advisories in 12 states from the midwest to the northeast. >> i hope this stops soon. >>> republicans plan b to solve the fiscal cliff hanger the go an f. >> house speaker john boehner revealed the gop could not rally enough support within the party. >> have a merry christmas. >>> agents call one of the two inmates who escaped from the metropolitan correctional center in chicago on tuesday. [ bell toll ] >>> a moment of silence to mark one week since the mass shooting in newtown. has this rocked your faith in god? >> absolutely not but it's done something about my faith in human beings. >>> in exchange for $1 users can message people they don't know. the story got a lot
fired at least 30 round magazines and investigators say he used a long weapon likely a semi automatic rifle. >> i've been at this for a third of a century. and it's my sensibilities may not be the average man. but this is probably the worst i have seen. >> they do not belief the victims suffered for an extended amount of time. >> out of tragedy comes hope and comfort. people have gone to newtown to pay their respects and offer solace. john sue sockeye is there this morning. john. >> reporter: the emotions here in sandy hook connecticut are still incredibly raw. one family came here to this memorial to bring a jack in the box for jack pinto. another woman we met is a second grade teacher at a nearby school and she was particularly moved by a card left by a child at that memorial. >> to all my friends my name is tryst ten. i'm six years old from ps1-15 queens new york. i feel very sad about everything. i don't understand why somebody would do this to little kids like us. i'll miss you all love tristen. >> there is a boy named jack on the victim's list we don't know him personally but he
for the holidays. amy hollyfield joins us live from san jose with the toy giveaway getting underway later this morning. >> reporter: look at the line of people already here. these are people hoping to get some of the 17,000 toys that will be handed out today. they don't have to stand in line to get the toys, but they are here any way, in the cold. here's a look from the past what this day looks like. parents can pick out toys and books for their kids. officials here say they need 300 to 400 toys especially for teenagers. these people have appointments. they don't have to wait this line. but, some tell us it can get a little pushy and confusing and they just like to stakeout their spot. >> empty seats and when people come and try to fill those seats, people that have been here all night, they feel like they deserve to be in front of them. people argue, i'm just trying to beat that. >> reporter: he and his wife got here 2:00 this morning, their appointment isn't until 10. there are 15 to 20 people scheduled, per appointment they will be open today until 7:00 then 8 to 5 tomorrow they think
of us who remain let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. norah, good morning. >> charlie, good morning. as you wake up on the west coast, this new england town is still in shock over the deaths of 28 people including 20 young children. the first funerals are taking place later today for two 6-year-old boys and last night president obama led the mourners at a prayer vigil for the victims. jeff glor is here with that story. jeff, good morning. >> norah, good morning to you. before his speech last night, president obama told the governor of connecticut that friday was the most difficult day of his presidency. he carried that knowledge with him on stage, delivering a speech that said something must change. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and 6 remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he
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head past noon, all of us have an isolated afternoon shower at least a chance. temperatures in the low to mid 50s. >> east shore freeway, richmond on to university and onto albany and berkeley, servicing crowded but it's funneling into bay bridge toll plaza. trouble spot north 101 sunnyvale. two lanes blocked. slow traffic backing towards the lawrence expressway. the waze app that shows the northbound standstill all the way back towards the lawrence expressway. this is free app you can download on apple app store or google play. >>>. >>> new this morning, president obama is back at the white house after visiting newtown, connecticut. he walked out of marine one after delivering an emotional tribute to the victims of the tragedy. he called on the nation to change so another mass shooting like this one never happens again. >> olivia, josephine. >> more than 900 mourners that packed the high school heard emotional obama admit the country has faild him. >> this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of
a few hours ago. janine de la vega is on the scene and joins us from campbell. how does it look out there, janine? >> reporter: well, the fire is out here at this commercial building on del avenue. firefighters are still putting water on it. you can actually see the smoke still rising in the air coming from that building. now, originally we were told that the firefighters had not entered the building yet for safety precautions. let's go to some video. here you can see some flames shooting from the roof. we were told they were 50 feet up in the air at one point. firefighters were called to the scene just before 5:00 a.m. they immediately started to attack it from the outside. the fire then grew to three alarms. firefighters put up three aerial ladders to spray on the scene. >> we can see there's an engineering. in the back is where the fire was at. we're not sure what is inside, what type of businesses. >> reporter: one of the businesses is called mccalman engineering. the other we're told is a startup tech firm. it's unclear the extent of the damage. but in the last few minutes, i d
for you today. and get out there and have fun. those are doctor's orders, thanks being with us! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> good morning. it is thursday december 20th. we are taking a live look outside this morning outside at the jameswe could see some showers in the bay area later today. let's check in with erica who has a look at our forecast. >> good morning, james is a chilly start. we do have some location you could even encounter some frost. and some high clouds streaming into the north bay. later this evening, harley cloudy conditions and those clouds are really going to ramp up. with really-slow reconditions, later. it--with mid upper 50s and as we go towards this evening. more rain into the bay area lasting into tomorrow. and if you are leaving your house right now is freezing in napa. 28 degrees and the fairfield. 43 and this san francisco. as we take a look at the satellite and radar picture the wet weather is still to the north. it is not in the bay area just yet but the increase in cloud
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
something that will point to a motive. authorities have told abc news that the weapons used were purchased by nancy, between 2010 and 2012. according to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms, adam visited shooting ranges several times in recent years, at least one time with his mother. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> bay area man in custody accused of making threats about the mass shooting online. fairfield police arrested him at his home. police say friday he posted comments that he supported the shooter in sandy hook and had thoughts about doing something similar. police will pursue felony charges for making criminal threats. he has now apologized on his facebook page. >>> connecticut tragedy and gun control debate has thread to increase in gun sales across the country and here in the bay area. cornell bernard has that story. >> reporter: it was a busy weekend in novato where gun sales have increased since the connecticut school shooting. the owner won't say how many guns were sold other dealers report record sales nationwide handguns and shotguns are selling quickly. >> once the po
"yáqjz kicks intonbú1s high gear. amy hollyfield joins us live from afo. delays are just starting to because of the low ceiling that we have with the clouds, they are going to start delaying us. they areí:avñ going to start reducing the number of flights in and out, use of our runways, we'll start feeling that this morning if you are leaving any time soon, we just ran into one of ourvg;-h colleas is going to be later when we start to feel it. here's a look inside. it is crowded, lots of people traveling for the christmas holiday, everyone is being well7wóç behaved, things are moving smoothly, you are not seeing the delays to the chicago area or to the middle of our country which people were very worried about.ef% we were there when+÷u2 one man news. >> on time"a%x, all right! >> reporter: what is your reaction to that? >> i thought it would be delayed so i'm happy it is on time. >> it seems to be very calm i doesn't look that crowded.or:b i ápctioo?? positive, i'm also glad it is not pouring down rain."ú0n >> reporter: yeah, look at the weather in chicago ouch! this is what people ar
. >> reporter: in san francisco jeff pierce kron four news. >> and stay with us. coming up in about ten minutes. we'll have more on the last funerals for the victims of the connecticut school shooting. >> still ahead on kron four news weekend. police in india fire water cannons to disperse thousands of protestors. we'll tell you what the crowd was angry about. and we're keeping an eye on the rain falling in the bay area. live look at stormtracker four. we'll be back >> and plenty of snow. forecasters predict snow to continue in the sierra today. look at this. the snow is expected to add trouble to conditions forecasters are already calling a whiteout. traffic began moving again late yesterday on interstate-80 after several spin-outs forced police to shut the roadway down. tire chain laws expected. conditions were so bad, i-80 was closed all the way to the nevada state line. some areas could see as much as five feet of snow by the time the weekend's over. turning to international news,voters in egypt have endorsed a new islamist- backed constitution after a second round of voting. that's accordi
looking very emotional. they told us that the ownern of the storage unit who lives here at the fourplex believes the person who died was his son. he said his son does have access to the unit even though he does not live there. but again, there's been no identification on thed aboutdy. we don't know -- on the body. we don't know if it was a male or female. the coroner will determine that. that's why arson investigators as well as police are collaborating. they are back at the station trying to piece all of this together. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> oakland police are investigating an usual fire overnight that started in a stolen truck and then spread to a business. coming up at 7:30, lorraine blanco has reaction from the owner of the business, plus information on the damage from the fire. >>> 7:03. in less than two hours, at 8:45, this morning, president obama will announce a white house effort against gun violence. the president is putting vice president joe biden in charge of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connec
cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend with those storms. 6:00, heavy rain potential for oakland, hayward, fremont, redwood city. by 9:00 a lot of it pushes out of here south and east of town. looks like we'll be left with scattered showers. when i come back i'll talk about the rain and the 7-day forecast. here's george with the traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. merry christmas. it's an easy e around the bay area this morning. here's a pretty shot from the san mateo bridge. you can see how light the traffic is here. that's indicative of conditions around the ba
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more determined to keep a gun shop and opening up. will tran is live on the scene. this gunshot and implantable for quite awhile? >> that is right out of their permits and licenses. they also had the police department and an officer go in there. just in case anything was wrong so they can fix it. they are ready to go and meeting all of the local people in meeting federal standards. they're not doing anything legally wrong but people around here is a morally you shouldn't open up a gun shop. there were all aware that this place was even available to be open for a gunshot. they complained to the city about it asking why didn't they get
with him. i like to think this can be a real moment for us. >> reporter: we would expect people would come together to do something. we see this after all the events we follow in this country when people are shot in schools. reporting live in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> even before we know the toll at sandy hook the shooting took its place on the roster of american mass shootings. columbine, virginia tech aurora. and for every one of those incidents, there are survivors and leaders who still cope with the aftermath and news of the latest tragedy. >> not again. just sick to my stomach and just takes me back to what we felt on april 12, 1999. it's emotionally anyone that was alive during that time or especially columbine just takes us back to that horrific day that we had. >> it really hurts when babies die. and i really hope that this shooting is the turning point. we have the power to prevent violence. we have learned how to accept each other, live with one another. we have to get back to the basics of being human beings. this one just really, really, really hurts. >> i can't put
to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core john fowler here now. >> reporter: what difference with a book make? two bay area grade serials created this one. that may help hundreds cope with their loss. this afternoon 11-year-old tatiana oliver and her 9-year- old sister signed copies of their book, it's okay to cry. a remarkable child's take on grief. >> dealing with your feelings and how to deal with when someone you knew or loved has died and passed away. >> reporter: tatiana wrote it after her father died of a heart attack in front of her. she and her sister plan to send books to sandy hook school children. >> it would make them feel better. >> reporter: kyra rate created the art work. >> therapy is okay to go to. it's not like a bad thing. >> reporter: their mother says grief shared
it is wet. it is windy out there. bridges use extra caution. you will have four lanes southbound. you can see haze over the camera as you look towards the golden gate fields area, berkeley and into the macarthur maze. it may be cloudy and limited visibility. here is commute times. 880 in southbound direction toward 238 and then 238 toward 84 and eastbound out of san rafael, 580 over to the richmond-san rafael bridge about 18 minutes. >> kristen: raining monday morning could be a challenging commute especially dangerous in the mountains. terry mcsweeney is live in the santa cruz mountains and terry, live doppler 7-hd says you should be getting wet and looks like you are. >> that live doppler 7-hd, it is correct. it's not coming down that hard but coming down since at least 3:30 this morning. it was coming down when he hit it and coming back from most of the ride this side of los gatos. we have rain to talk about up here. we have rain to talk about north of here. take a look at some pictures this morning from the golden gate bridge where the rain was coming down, a little harder than it is
. the satellite & righter, this system offshore is giving us a break but the satellite and--radar. as i mentioned, a bit of a break but the big impact will be steady and heavy rainfall. possible flooding, strong wind and a wind advisory. the wind speeds at 50 m.p.h. and even the chance for storms. the worst will be the late morning hours and a gradual improvement as we go for the afternoon. details, coming up. >> vicki: our team coverage continues with kron four's philippe djegal. he's in the easteets were still busy with shoppers despite the damp conditions. >> reporter: it has been a cold and damp night in walnut creek but that has not stopped people from coming out to do their shopping or inshore the evening with their friends, family. take a look. they are also enjoying their evening but it is a dark cloud coverage played out in downtown walnut creek. the streets were wet and people were walking up and down the sidewalk. at broadway plaza trying to find the best deal but they were doing that with their boots, jackets and the knee hafts and they do not have a problem with the weather at all. >
for waking up with kron 4 morning news. a us take a peek at travelers heading over the golden gate bridge. >> it is moving well on the deck. a little bit wet there. it does not look like it's pouring. to the north showers have begun up in marin county. we will be back with our team weather coverage. >> the time is 7:50 a.m.. >> we have our are on the weather. is get away for a lot people travelling. >> good morning darya as we take to storm tracker 4. like to have rain depending on where we're located. i will zooming around the area to see if is raining in your neighborhood. >> light rain from 101 from the bottle to the richmond san rafeal bridge. >> the showers have since made their way east. we are seeing showers from all. and the carcass bridge. >> the rain is relatively light in age from most parts. heavy rain in windsor. yellow on your screen indicates moderate to heavy rain. 580 split where it meets 80 dealing with light rain heavy rain pushing its way into san francisco not impacting the richmond district as a resume in the street view is currently raining heavy for portions of gar
will be checking in with erica in just a few minutes but before we get to erica let us talk about the fiscal cliff we are in the final hours from keeping lawmakers from going over that so- called fiscal cliff. >> economist there that the combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could trigger a new recession. >> and spencer explains how negotiations today must now overcome a " major setback. >> there will be part of it that i find disgusting rest principle which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. be a rare session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> as lawmakers try to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> both sides agreed to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i am willing to go the distance. but i need a dance partner. >> vice-president joe biden departure for mcconnell. >> if is not resolved by midnight tonight tax increases will be for all americans. >> one mom said to me in michigan that is four months' worth of groceries. >> that is gas for me back and forth to work. >> democrats won higher taxes on americans earning more than two of the $5
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the school where never open again ripple >> we have been mired in the press conference where the lieutenant spoke about the latest on their investigation. >> we are holding both crime scenes the school and the home and definitely. we will hold these places until we have completed our work. this is not to read anything into it is just common practice. we have a hold on to these crimes things as long as it is needed. we have begun processing the evidence and analyzing it. we will have that analyze every round of ammunition. >> we are expecting to hear from police once again at 9:00 a.m.. >> authorities say that multiple 30 round magazine
for the robbers. ktvu's brian flores is joining us live in the sunset district with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're live here at the 1600 block of sloat boulevard. still a very active scene here as several san francisco police officers are here investigating that home-invasion robbery that happened earlier this morning. we just got done talking with the resident of the house here. according to san francisco police and the resident we talked to, this robbery happened at around 2:00, 3:00 this morning. from what we understand, the father was watching tv in the home while his wife was getting ready for work when three masked robbers entered the home through a side window. the residents said they were armed and tied up with electrical tape. they say the men were there for about an hour as they ransacked the home. they took about $500 in cash along with purses and other belongings. the resident said he told the robbers he didn't have anything else after then they left. the family was able to escape and finally called police about an hour later. i asked if he was injured
were trying to work quickly to get this cleaned up because this road is used to get on 280. this whole area was flooded for the past five hours because a hydrant was shooting water into the air. here is a look at this guiser. officers say just before 1:00 a.m., the driver lost control and hit the fire hydrant and kept driving. police caught up with him and arrested him for suspected dui. it took several hours for public work crews to shut off the water because they had a hard time getting to the valve. >> at first, the guiser was about 50 feet high. it was a constant stream of water. it flooded the roadways where we stopped traffic going westbound and we had to block off eastbound traffic as well so the cars would not hydroplane or anything like that. >> reporter: the driver is 22 years old of woodside. police say he was cooperative. public work crews spent the morning mopping up the water and the debris and securing the hydrant of the police were using the parking lot to detour around the flooded area. back out here live, this intersection at sandhill and el camino is back open. you c
weather is turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where kera is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it is windy here and it is a steady, moderate rain as we said it will only get worse as the day pro grosses. moderate right now but steady on our drive from pacifica through san francisco this morning. luckily the people who were on the roads were driving quite slowly, taking heed to the potentially dangerous conditions this morning. things right now in pacifica, the gates are supposed to be open on the pier, we saw a group of about ten crappers hoping to go cracking but they couldn't because the gates were closed. one gentlemen approached us and asked why are the gates closed? our assumption is it is a precaution because the weather will only continue to get worst. the water hasn't exceeded the seawall yet, but chance are they will. we are standing back so we won't get hit by the water. wind is coming from the south instead of the west and that could cause some problems today. but we will have the latest coming up in about 30 minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >
? >> we do not know >> they're not telling us of the victim is a man or woman or their apartment aids. only that he or she was taken to the hospital by ambulance so it appears that person did not die at the scene. i tried to ask the captain what made these officers feel threatened by and forced to shoot at the suspect he said he does not know and hopes to get an update about two hours from now. i will try to get information later on this morning. >> telling his story at a brentwood where pg&e crews are trying to stop a gas leak. pg&e received reports of a gas leak on all but dry. they've not been able to find the cause of the league but they say it does not appear to be spreading. there's no estimate for when the evacuating residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a
francisco police department, advised us of the situation, at which point our officers responded. they attempted to make contact, during which time they believe that this person may have potentially had a weapon. >> reporter: police evacuated those who lived closest to the danger. and because there was concern the suspect may have a firearm, tactical units were called in. the incident started around 6:30 this morning with neighbors reports they heard screaming and yelling. one of those who heard the disturbance was resident nathan braun. >> there were a whole bunch of swat team in the hallway. they had a shelter in place and evacuated us about five minutes ago. >> reporter: sometime around 10 p.m., the suspect surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody. he is being interviewed by police. the woman who was with him was released unharmed. no shots were fired. investigators will stay on the scene, process it as a crime scene, and continue looking for a handgun. now, the suspect's troubles are not over. but the important thing is, he did not get shot and neither did anyone els
. >> the guns used in the connecticut shooting were apparently owned legally by the gunman's mother. thesome say its proof more reform is needed. >>> people in oakland and san francisco are being asked to give up their guns in exchange for cash there. are two separate gun buy back operations ten until three. the one in oakland is at saint benedict's church. in san francisco you can turn in your gun at the omega's boys club. you must show prove of residence and each can turn in up to three guns. >> the shooting rampage is race raising questions of security at schools. one is calling a wake up call. >> i think we are doing all we can but even that isn't enough if this happens. >> the problem with the drill is we are calm . >> reporter: he said that livermore schools already conduct emergency drills but administrators will review security measures in the wake of the shooting. other teachers and youth center employees working to prevent something similar from happening. the coordinator of this youth center said safety policies reviewed regularly but getting children ready for emergencies may scar
and helping us at least figure out to some extent how this can happen. and one thing i want to say is that: if nothing else, this is a time when we need to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, how do assault weapons and semiautomatic weapons end up in our elementary schools? if you want more information on anything you saw or heard today go to www.thedoctorstv.com. and last but not least, doctor's orders: hug your families a little tighter today. you never know if you are guaranteed tomorrow. thanks. ♪ ♪ (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 4 a.m. starts now. >> good morning, it is tuesday december 18th. we began this morning wf connectice schools are opening for the first time since last week's shooting. >> classes' will resume today or new town schools except those at sandy hook elementary. >> we're expecting more fuel services to be held today. >> renee marsh live from new town with more on how the people there are coping. >> there the next two to be very today. >> the morning continues in new town conn. today to more little bit
unnverving.. if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m the pre school was locked down after sunnyvale police stopped this car for speeding on south wolf road. based on evidence found in it's occupants may be burglaries. >> the vehicle pulled over and sped off again. near wolfe road and the three occupants fled the vehicle when it came to stop. >>reporter: two of the three suspects were chased down and caught while a 3rd escaped into a nearby residential area. teams of police and could be seen going through the neighborhood home by home. resident nick zaveri was worried about his family. 33rd >> i am alarmed at my wife is by herself so i want to make sure that she is okay. >>reporter: there was no evidence the suspects were armed but police were taking no chances and sealed off the area for much of the afternoon. once the area near the pre school was swept, the all-clear was given and not a minute too soon for anguished parents. >> it was a stressful day i'd like to get my children home, thank you very much. >>reporter: in cupertino r
basketball fans from going to last night's game at creighton university in omaha. >> for those of us who are the adventurous type, the creighton game was a perfect out, to get out and go messing around a little bit instead of sitting in the house. it's -- we need the moisture. i'll take all the snow we can get right now. >> good luck getting home. the weather is also expected to cause airport delays. several airlines have waived the fees they usually charge to change flights. >> the know dropped more than a foot of snow in the pacific northwest in the snoqualmie pass and drivers needed chains to make their way through the mountains. there were a number of minor accidents. >>> today the house votes on john boehner's so-called plan b to avoid the fiscal cliff. it comes days before the automatic across-the-board spending cuts go into effect. he's aimed at keeping some tax rates at the current level. as well as forcing president obama to make a difficult decision. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. well, speaker boehner has expressed confiden
the mississippi.. ke$ha's die young. you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> much of the midwest is under a blizzard warning. the storm goes from mississippi to colorado. that's where i-70 was closed for 156 miles due to high winds and reduced visibility. forecasters say wisconsin could bear the brunt of the storm this week. that state's governor has already declared a state of emergency. >> we did this well in february of 2011. learned from mistakes made in the past where they didn't have enough people positioned. so from storm crews out there county truck roads dot staff out, dnr on snowmobiles and others, we're going to be fully prepared. >> let's take some live pictures now of kansas city, missouri. you can see that the morning commuters are out on the highways already but probably taking it slow. the national weather service warns travelers in the central plains to expect hazardous conditions through today and into early tomorrow. >> that's why people from other parts of country move to california. [ laughter ] >> like i say, from denver. i name no n
designed by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on ours streets. >>reporter: standing next to the handguns and rifles turned in during the city's biggest gun buy back program. the mayor said he wants these weapons gone. the other part of his plan.is to put a notification system in place so when someone buys 500 rounds of more of any type of any type of ammunition in one purchase. police would be notified. >> that should be a trigger. >> "it triggers why? >> what is it for? >> and it could be legit" >>reporter: police chief greg surh supports the plan. he believes it will make a difference. >> "i would say to nra or anyone who says this is not the problem, if it is not the problem then it shouldn't make a difference banning them." >>reporter: also announced today. the police department will train all new academy recruits in school safety. with this new propos what >>pam: would stop someone from buying 499- rounds of ammunition at one store. then 499 at another store? in both cases, not enough to trigger notificiation to police? >>reporter: nothin
in san francisco joined the debate about gun control. . >>> good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen nailer. >> i'm david stevenson. heather and ken are off tonight. heavy rain pounded the bay area overnight, as another winter storm rolled through the region. and while the wet weather haslet up a bit, it's still causing problems for people and businesses. we have live team storm watch coverage tonight. meteorologist mark take maya is tracking the conditions, but we begin with christien kafton, live at san francisco airport where holiday travelers are dealing with the delays. >> reporter: that's right. take a look at the big board. we checked with duty manager and there are a few delays up on the board, delays about an hour at this point due to the wet weather. passengers are hoping for a break in the weather. at times today, the rain pounded down, forcing people to scramble for over. oakland's farmers market is open, rain or shine, depending on the foot traffic. farmers here have even more reason to watch the skies. >> we need the rain for our crops and for our apples, but
. it shut down some lanes of 880 for about an hour. allie rasmus is joining us live from oakland with an update on the situation. allie? >> reporter: all lanes are back up. for an hour and a half, this highway right behind us, this was a complete mess. this was the scene when we arrived this morning around 5:00. for awhile. traffic, all northbound lanes of 880 were at a complete stand still. >> northbound, before the ramp, this is where the 9-car pile up happened. according to the sergeant, two cars were initially involved in a crash. they were blocking the right hand lane. then other cars behind the crash were not able to stop quickly enough to avoid it. they said they probably or likely were not able to avoid it either because of the speed and/or the rain. that led to a 9-car pile up on interstate 880. >> it was raining hard. i don't know if they were parked on the freeway or slowed down. i hit a car. another car hit me. >> reporter: now one of the drivers involved said he bought a brand new bmw yesterday. it was completely totaled. he said it was a christmas present for his mo
four people walking on the road, three fell about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics used back boards and ropes to carry out a rescue. police found a car then with fender damage a short distance away and detained the driver. there will be four people inside that car. one of them was hurt in the crash. the drive was detained. police are evaluating -- the driver was detained and police are evaluating whether the driver was impaired. a woman in her 50s a passenger in the vehicle has life- threatening injuries. >>> a moment of silence is planned this morning in connecticut to honor those who died in last week's mass shooting. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us now from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like every day here in newtown is a new sense of normal. an endless series of funerals and every day since the tragedy has been a day of mourning but today the nation will stop and remember. >> reporter: at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people
. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templar sports says that it is happy to meet with anyone who has concerns about the business. >> at noon today at san for cisco, supporters of strict gun laws will demonstrate at justin herman plaza. protesters will dress and black and lie down for 20 minutes in honor of those killed in newtown, connecticut. the demonstration is being organized by local chapters of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >> we will be right back. >> we are back as 7:10 a.m.. we are keeping a watch on the weather this morning. this is 89 at sauaw
reporter alan wang is there and joins us live with the latest. alan? >> let me show you the hole that the san mateo bomb squad dug up to detonate and bury some highly volatile chemicals. they also boarded up the windows to protect them from the concussion of the blast. but i am told the shock waves were so strong they still shattered every window. it started out as a hazardous materials clean up project called in by the wife of the former chem mystery -- chem mystery teacher who passed away. after analyzing the jars and jars of chemicals hazmat evacuated the met neighbors because two of the jars contained highly volatile chemicals. >> that was period we were told that was stuff that was taken care of on site. >> the acid is considered an explosive just like tnt and ether can be explosive. 500 homes are issued a warning. those neighbors who were evacuated are back in their homes. reporting live in san mateo, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> a south bay freeway became a crime scene after it fired into a moving car. it happened near stevens creek boulevard. leslie brinkley is
pulling the songs in the wake of the shooting? jesse james tweeted: on facebook or twitter or el us at mornings at cbs 5 dot. another cold morning. let's you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> it's 6:06 right now. let's check the weather. because lawrence is finally joining us. he is finally back! >> i have been singing all my christmas songs. to your guys' dismay. as i'm walking down the halls here at channel 5. >>> around the bay area today, we have some clouds beginning to gather to our north just starting to slide into the north bay so not quite as cold as it has been but still chilly in spots but you can also see that rain is not too far away either. we are going to see the storm system move in and it's going to be fierce as it slides through. mostly clear over the bay now. temperatures cold in spots. 29 degrees in concord. it is 30 degrees now in livermore. 39 in san jose. and 40 in san francisco. by the afternoon skies will become mostly cloudy. the temperatures only in about the mid- to upper 50s and that's it maybe beginning to see a
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
joins us now from newtown. marlie. >> reporter: good morning. today marks the fifth day of memorial here in newtown, connecticut. and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. and today, the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark one week since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. then the church bells will ring again signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me has this rocked your faith in god? and i said absolutely not. but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love and emotions for the families of the victims extends far beyond this memorial in newtown, something emilie parker's family found out when they took her body home
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